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Nile River Tours and Vacation Packages


  • Felucca's on the Nile River at sunset are always a great photo opportunity during your Egypt vacation.
  • A hot air balloon with the rising sun at dawn over the Nile River
  • Cruise in comfort on the Nile River
  • Refresh in the pool after a day of sightseeing along the Nile River

The longest river in the world, the Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa.  While synonymous with Egypt, the Nile is an international river as its water sources are shared by eleven countries. It is also the heart of river cruising on Egypt tours. 

The northern section of the Nile flows through the desert into Egypt and has proven to be the lifeline of Egyptian civilizations since ancient times. The silt deposited from the annual flooding made the surrounding land incredibly fertile. As a result, the ancient Egyptians, who were mainly farmers, were successful in the cultivation of many crops. When the river flooded each year, the farmers were drafted as labourers to work on building projects like the Pyramids. The Nile was also very important spiritually and was considered the causeway from life to death to the afterlife.

About the Nile River

Just as in ancient times, the Nile is still the primary water source in Egypt today. It supports much of the population with many of Egypt’s cities, such as Aswan, Cairo and Luxor, located on its banks. The land is still fertile allowing Egyptians to inhabit otherwise uninhabitable areas of the Sahara Desert. Visitors on Egypt tours are encouraged to embark on a Nile River cruise where they will get a unique view of some of the country’s most famous sites as they watch five thousand years of history and culture float by. 


 

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

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Nile River

  • Classic Egypt: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,719
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Grand and Mysterious Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Egyptian vacation is perfect for travellers wanting an in-depth experience with luxurious accommodations and private tours. Visit the classic sites including Cairo and the pyramids, cruise the Nile, and see lesser-visited locations such as Alexandria, Dendarah, and Abu Simbel.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,398
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Egypt for Families

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on an incredible 12-day family vacation through Egypt, immersing yourselves in the rich tapestry of history and culture as you explore Cairo's vibrant cityscape, iconic pyramids, and the enigmatic Sphinx. Journey south to Aswan and Luxor's serene landscapes, where the ancient wonders of Karnak Temple unfold, before concluding your adventure with sun-soaked relaxation in Hurghada along the shores of the Red Sea.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,149
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Iconic Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Luxor & Petra

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Combine the ancient wonders of Egypt and Jordan on one convenient vacation. Start in Cairo, where you’ll visit the pyramids and the city’s medieval landmarks. Then explore the banks of the Nile River outside Luxor to see ancient temples and tombs before connecting to Jordan to float in the Dead Sea, tour Petra, and head on a jeep safari in Wadi Rum.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,649
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences
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  • Historic Hotels of Egypt: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Egypt tour includes accommodation at some of the country’s most esteemed hotels. Temple-hop through this ancient land as you marvel at the wonders of Ancient Egypt, all while enjoying world class hospitality each night at these Egyptian icons.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,756
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Getaway

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the historic city of Cairo and its ancient treasures, including the pyramids and the Sphinx. Then connect to Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the Red Sea’s finest escapes, where you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations and several days at leisure to relax and dive some of the world’s best dive sites.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,389
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Dubai, Cairo & The Nile Escapade

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the treasures of antiquity in Egypt before seeing the city of the future in Dubai. On this 12-day vacation, you’ll visit the pyramids and see the Sphinx in Cairo before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Then connect to Dubai to head up the Burj Khalifa and explore the futuristic city.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,380
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pyramids to Petra: Cairo, Luxor, Petra & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: From Pyramids to Petra, this exceptional 13 day itinerary gives you a unique opportunity to discover the immense heritage and rich history of two interesting countries, Egypt and Jordan.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences
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  • Classic Egypt Stay Of Distinction: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Tour the world of Ancient Egypt while staying in a luxury hotel in Cairo, with the pyramids of Giza as your backdrop. Explore Cairo’s pyramids, Memphis, and the Great Sphinx before embarking on a Nile cruise to see the temples of Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,960
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Egypt Odyssey Special: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy an exceptional introduction to Ancient Egypt on this exclusive small group journey. From Cairo, you’ll explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, and enjoy intimate tours and fascinating cultural experiences throughout your entire journey.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,345
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Signature Qatar and Egypt: Doha, Cairo & The Nile

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two great countries in one trip! Beginning a 3 night stay in Doha, you’ll have plenty of time to explore a city where modern and tradition blend together harmoniously. Next up, fly to Egypt to discover the many historic ruins, tombs an temples. Explore the great pyramids of Giza and sail the Nile as you temple hop between Aswan and Luxor. This trip offers a wonderful introduction to both countries.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,531
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Egyptian Wonder

    FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Why not walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs in one of the world's most fascinating places: Egypt? Cruise the Nile while enjoying luxury at its finest and take in all the wonders that this magical place has to offer. Our Groups Only specialist will be delighted to customize your perfect trip for your group. Note: This is a sample itinerary, which is private fully customizable for group travelers.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,199
    Trip Type:
    Specialty Groups & Events
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